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The Perfect World Meets The Perfect Assassin
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
This is like a film that would be played, on mute, in the background during a party at your weird friend's house while he plays Ministry on a CD-R and some guy named Trevor talks about how he hates his job at Best Buy.
Logan's Run meets Zardoz with Charlize Theron kicking some major butt and somehow it still manages to be boring.
It looks great and has a very interesting premise (it also has a highly unexpected Pete Postlethwaite cameo!) but it's hamstrung by a terrible script, clumsy action editing, appalling techno music (it's an MTV movie! The score's not all bad though), it's too camp in places, the support acting is of the decidedly wooden variety and it has a main character called Trevor.
Sometimes when I'm reviewing a movie I'm resorting on saying that it puts "style over substance". "Aeon Flux" is a movie where that would be very much applicable if it actually had any substance. The story is run-of-the-mill distopian drivel, the acting is suprisingly bland with even Charlize Theron looking like she's reading from a teleprompter and the action is the worst combination of Matrix-style effects with excessive wirework that was possible. Yet I somewhat enjoyed watching it because of Charlize Theron at her sexiest with that dark emo haircut and wearing tight black spandex while doing cartwheels and staring into the distance. I guess what I'm trying to say is 1 star for the art direction and 1,5 stars for beautiful Charlize.
My friend Henry gave this to me, what a wonderful surprise, since like everybody else on the planet I missed it the first time round.
So in 2011 a virus kills everyone apart from some people who now live in some future city of something. A woman catches a bug with her eye lid. This is Aeon Flux, the holder of the Worst Character Name Ever Championship Belt until Cypher Raige came along. So Aeon Flux is all boooo the government are bad and her whole deal is she kills government people. Also she's Charlize Theron and her sister gets killed so she goes out for revenge I guess.
There's surveillance tech which is apparently some all seeing pool of…
Festival is done, back to watching shit.
If you look at this movie as 'seeing your cool older sister who could actually pull off a shaved head lip syncing to Duran Duran at her eighth birthday party on an old home movie' then it's not so bad.
Think of all the times she lectured you for being whiny, entitled and lazy! but now her network is a reality TV wasteland (and did they even make another movie after this one? And Jackass movies don't count).
Don't you feel better now?
Not as bad as I was expecting. I guess this is another movie that most people hate that I somehow enjoy. Its hardly a masterpiece, and the acting is pretty flat all around, but the story was interesting and the art direction in particular was really lovely overall. Visually I found myself being reminded of the recent adaptation of "The Giver", which had a very slick, concrete, day-lit atmosphere similar to this film. The concept was not all that dissimilar as well.
I enjoy it primarily for being a relic of the '00s and for the interesting comparisons to be made with the original series. These factors distract me form the story itself, which probably isn't actually too great. It's visually gorgeous, with nice costumes, sets, props, and special effects, and isn't any longer than it needs to be. In my book, it's just inoffensive enough to work (though it makes a little too much sense to be considered within the same regards as the TV show).
Where: TV in my dorm
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The sexy actress Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux is serving some kind of mysterious group which struggling to destroy government of some last city on earth in far future...what I love about this film that Aeon was really clever and good fighter who knew how to overcome human feelings to reach point and used many interesting stuff to fight her way like explosive live balls, things in her shoes platform, friend with hand instead traces and even mystery old man in big balloon over main government headquarter..and even more.
It's not better than the cartoon, but has a good plot and good action scenes. Charlize Theron fitted well in the lead role.
Charlize Theron is good as Aeon Flux but the fight scenes looked weak and very badly choreographed. I felt that let the film down.
Se a história do filme é interessante, suas cenas de ações são bastante confusas, dificultando a compreensão da mesma. Além disso, o elenco não consegue criar nenhum tipo de conexão com o espectador, sendo o romance frio e desinteressante.
Os figurinos são interessantes, principalmente da protagonista, diferente dos cenários.
Moronic action girl versus futuristic totalitarianism nonsense, pepped up for the MTV generation to near-incomprehensiblity. Theron seems bored and who can blame her?
Are we really supposed to go along with the idea that essentially people that want to die are the good guys and people that want to live forever are inherently bad? I think this movie is flawed from top to bottom. There wasn't a single moment of levity, it was just a lot of people fighting or being broody or scrambling up the canvas tentacles of a floating genome lab. It didn't even leave room for the actors to actually act. I got the feeling that everyone was asked to do their best impression of a cyborg.
Finally, I realize this movie is 9 years old now, but can we please stop making futuristic movies in which the technology and styling of the future makes no practical sense.
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